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city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in their home. so he made sure to take on the special interests that were controlling elec
due to the death of a cal poly student in orinda. >>> a bombshell announcement out of vatican city as the pope makes a move unseen in 600 years. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell pope benedict xvi sent shock waves around the globe this morning. he announced he's going to resign at the end of the month, right in the middle of the holy see son the lent. ktvu's alex savidge -- season of lent. ktvu's alex savidge has more with this means to the catholics in the bay area. >> reporter: well, good afternoon. pope benedict xvi decided to step down, he said, because he just doesn't have the mental and physical strength to lead the catholic church at 85 years of age. parishioners here at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco, certainly caught offguard. many respect the decision. some believe he should have waited until after the easter holiday. the first pope to voluntarily resign in more than 700 years. pope benedict xvi made the stunning announcement this morning from the vatican. it came as a surprise even to his closest advisers. >> absolutely shocked. >> reporter: this was the reaction
operations today. and the city's mass transit system will be back up and running tomorrow, jeff. >> jeff: terrell brown, thank you. also snowed in was new york's long island. and its main artery the long island expressway. from new york city the lie stretches eastward to river head, nearly 71 miles away. carrying an average 210,000 vehicles every day. except for yesterday, when nearly the entire eastern half was buried, strapping hundreds of cars. as of early this evening, the highway was still closed. tony guida has more. >> reporter: on a good day new yorkers call the traffic-choked long island expressway the world's longest parking lot. saturday was definitely not a good day. scores of cars marooned along the 70-mile roadway and adjacent highway by blowing, drifting snow. so many that police had to maneuver on snowmobiles and use forklifts to clear the vehicles. >> if they would have had a plow we would have been home already. >> reporter: priscilla arena stranded in her snowbound car feared she would die. on loose leaf paper she wrote what she thought would be her last words to her f
this morning, you're going to need the umbrella and you could be seeing delays if you're flying across cities like atlanta. in the northeast, freezing rain and light snow will be possible. we'll keep you updated on that coming up next. >>steve: thank you very much, maria. >>> the vatican says the pope is resigning on february 28. still no reason. >>gretchen: 4,000 cruise ship passengers stranded in the middle of the ocean after a fire breaks out aboard the boat killing the power. the cruise ship is in the gulf of mexico and running on a backup generator. carnival cruise line says the fire was put out right away and no one was hurt. a woman on board called her husband and told him what was going on. >> she was crying and said they had no power, they had no running water. they had no way to use the bathroom. >>gretchen: the ship will be towed to mexico. it is expected to arrive on wednesday. >>gretchen: a real-life tragedy for reality tv. a crash yesterday near los angeles. all three members aboard the aircraft were killed. the cause not known. >>> a storm generated in southern california after
across the city remain under guard. the homes of more than 50 lapd families threatened in dorner's manifesto. >> we will capture dorner, we will bring him to justice. >> reporter: investigators say the axle on dorner's truck broke. he left weapons and camping gear behind, torching it all, perhaps a sign his plans went awry, forced to change course. in the mountains east of los angeles, some 600 cabins searched. that trail now cold. dorner sightings pouring in. a los angeles lowe's home store was emptied sunday after a false alarm. shoppers forced out single file. heavy police response. no dorner but plenty of frayed nerves. now, lapd saying their tactical alert has now been taken down for the moment at least because they have dosh they don't have so many calls around the dorner issue and they're able to handle everything but at the moment it's a huge expense for this agency to keep those 50 families under 24-hour protection. wolf. >> the prosecutor, the riverside county district attorney is briefing reporters. >> -- shot at in the city of corona in our county and then the survivi
, etc. if every city and mitropoulos got hit hard on home building and retail and began to look up there traded sectors and began to look at the advance manufacturing sectors and basically would say, what do they need to survive and prosper? and do we have a skills problem? do we have an infrastructure problem? do we have an innovation break down, essentially between research and development, a prototype, development? this will basically follow the health of the cluster and particularly with small and medium-sized firms, what are they doing to essentially help lee is relatively small firms? -- help these small firms.?? >> john, said a funny thing. you said no matter how much the government screws up, caltech will still be caltech and m.i.t. will still be m.i.t. outside the beltway, it is a different reality and you talked about public and private partnerships at the local level. can you talk about why they are so important and maybe share your story about how you see the power partnerships? >> i did not mind it versus the real world. i spend most of my time with the company's seen
as this weekend's huge winter storm blanketed the region from new york to maine. new york city is getting the worst of it all. more than three feet of snow fell in parts of connecticut, rhode island, and massachusetts. cutting power and downing trees. electrical power remains out in nearly 350,000 homes whereas the area this morning. so a lot of cleanup to do there. >>> meanwhile, the political climate has our attention here in washington as the president prepares to deliver his state of the union address tuesday night. as we begins a second term, we're being told he will return to his primary message of how to restore economic growth. we'll talk to both sides this morning. majority leader eric cantor and assistant democratic leader in the senate dick durbin. i want to welcome you back to "meet the press." >> pleasure, david. thank you. >> there are so many areas that are contentious right now, and chief among them is the sequester word. this dirty word in washington, that means automatic spending cuts. it could begin in a matter of weeks with $85 billion in automatic cuts. do you really
. and i talked about a man who is a dad here in the inner city of the district of columbia, who all he wanted was to find a safe place for his kids to learn. he's got four kids. and he discovered after having fought with the local school system the opportunity scholarship program here in d.c., something that speaker boehner has been an extraordinary champion on. and he realized the benefits of that. and now all of his kids have had an opportunity to start in that school. one is at the university of the district of columbia today. i talked about working parents who are hourly wage earners who are having a tough time getting through the month right now. those are the things that people that we've got to be concerned about. i don't think that joseph kelly, the dad here in the district of columbia, cares one ioata about rebranding the republican or the democratic party. i think what we care about and what he cares about are his kids. that's what washington needs to remember. these are real problems. these people are having a tough time. and we ought to be about providing relief to those wh
of the nation's first and totally digital public libraries. >> they're the most literate cities in the third straight year. the list is based on research done by mr. miller who looked at the number of bookstores and libraries as well as newspaper circulation and the education level of each of the city's population you can see them by going to u.s. a today. >> a library dhaka was checked out in 1958 made its way back to the new york public library on monday. the 55 years overdue book was returned with an envelope with a check for $100 to cover the cost. the manager jennifer says the records don't date back to the 1950's, so it is impossible to know who the book more work was. the overdue book was the biography of a priest title defier of france and xavier. state to date on the breaking news on publishing by liking as on facebook or you can follow us on a trader at booktv or visit the web site, and click on news about books. >> what role does religion play? it seems to be important in who is going to have children and who is not, but it's in the sense of belief that in attendance th
star-studded funeral, scattered at his villa in lake como, half an hour north of milan -- the city that had crowned him a king. lazaro quintana: "what the world lost when gianni was, was killed, the most creative, the kindest man i've ever met, one of the most intelligent men i've ever talked to." joan juliet buck: "lost a really happy guy and a guy who was eager to share his happiness, eager to share his toys, happy to bring people into this dance that he'd invented. it lost someone charming who still had a great deal of innocence i think. antonio d'amico: "it's impossible to forget. it is impossible to get out the images of his blood, the body on the blood. i mean, that is an image that would be almost with me. i still suffer for him, of course. gianni's a part of my life and will always be." [ music ] hey, good morning, everybody. what do you say? it is monday morning. can you believe it? monday february 8th. great to see you today. no. i'm sorry. february 11th. what am i saying? great to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv, coming to yo
francisco police are asking for the public's health in a shooting. >>> and city officials are holding a meeting to try to come one a plan to clean up the amount of crime on their streets. we'll have a live report. >>> los angeles leaders are offering a million-dollar reward for christopher dorner. businesses, unions, government agencies and the police have pledged to help pay it. meantime police continue to work overtime to try to help the community and officers and their families who could be targets. >> there are over 50 lapd officers that have not only security but surveillance in their neighborhoods. these 50 lapd families are targets of dorner's and are likely, likely victims. >> he went on to say the reward is so large because dorner is
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